Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer(s): Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Anthony Burgess (novel)
Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee & Michael Bates
Running Time: 136 mins
Kubrick makes of Anthony Burgess’ celebrated novel a savage and satiric morality play centering on Alex (McDowell), who fights, robs, rapes and kills like any concsienceless predator. Captured and imprisoned, he undergoes treatment to condition him “safe”, a “clockwork orange” healthy and whole on the outside – but crippled within by reflex mechanisms beyond his control.